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Birmingham Pre Wedding Photography – Justin and Becky

It’s a big moment when one of your best friends comes to you and books his wedding day! Not because it’s another great wedding to shoot, but because you see one of your boys so happy and so in love… it’s a milestone in life and it’s a massive privilege to be a part of, shooting or not!

So we just popped off for a quick engagement shoot… but why he didn’t take me to tenerife when he proposed to her on the beach I’ll never know!

April 15, 2009 - 14:21

Curtis Copeland - Nice work Damian! You really captured the romance between Justin and Becky. Thanks for sahring1

August 4, 2010 - 23:11

Laszlo Eva - fairytale love…. u can see it from her eyes:) bravo Damian;)


Engagement Shoot – Jason and Lisa, Birmingham

Had a great time earlier this week shooting the engagement session for Jason and Lisa who get married later this year… Man, they were fun! I can’t wait to see what the wedding day holds!!

We had a real good time, some crazy moments, and managed to dodge the typical British weather and one mean traffic warden who had started to take down my details (I’d spotted a must shoot location and Jason and Lisa were well up for some guerilla style shooting… )

Hope you like these as much as I’m loving the set. (I still haven’t decided what few to show you at the time of writing this! edit.. just going to choose a few of the best, arrgh too tough!) Did I say we had a great time? Wow. This is supposed to be “work”!!!

March 26, 2009 - 22:48

Anonymous - great work.

March 27, 2009 - 11:14

alba :) - wow, love the pics. bss

March 27, 2009 - 13:18

Anonymous - tell ya what she’s stunning shame about him.
from him

March 27, 2009 - 13:24

Anonymous - Hot Diggety dog fab stuff
They both look a “picture”

March 27, 2009 - 18:28

Damian Brown Photography - I can only guess who left the comment about “him” hahaha dude you look fine! (In a totally straight way)

February 11, 2010 - 17:30

Brandon, Anchorage Wedding Photographer - The fisheye shot came out really nice. I’ve been wanting to add one to my kit for a while. Great session!


Musiq Soulchild at the Drum Arts Centre, Birmingham

Last saturday I was invited over to the Musiq Soulchild gig to get some images… Here are a few and a link to the rest (I think i’ve got a bit carried away again) Oh and I couldn’t get that tune “Just Friends” out of my head this morning!! That brings back memories…

Check out Punch, a UK Music Development agency based in Birmingham, and The Drum while you’re at it…

Check out the full gallery at this link:


Belton Wedding Photography – | Queen’s Head

Well after the traumatic times we’ve been going through lately it was great to get out and shoot another wedding.. This time a lovely little wedding over in Belton at the Queen’s Head.. Nice and small attendance, great couple and very friendly people all round 🙂
Here’s a glimpse of how it went.. Hope you like…
March 25, 2009 - 20:48

Curtis Copeland - Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing!

March 18, 2011 - 04:08

SGI Photography in Houston Tx - You win the prize, from seen lots of blogs and sites, yours really caught my eye. Definitely you know what you are doing. Your images rock!


A tale for another day?

So today we received a difficult phone call. My nan had been rushed into hospital, again, with possible pneumonia or as they thought a little on, her third stroke…

Now.. this isn’t supposed to be a depressing post. It’s a message about communication and about fighting to the death.

The two photos you see below were taken a while back. She was staying at a residential home.. oddly in an area not remotely near to us nor to her home, despite our efforts to bring her closer… shady dealings between social services and certain residential homes.. but that’s a tale for another day.

When she was taken into there, she had been unwell. She was seriously lacking in strength. Yet she kept trying to escape. Once in the hospital, she tried to leave… note to nurses, you might consider putting the bars up on the side of the bed when my nan is in your hospital!

Now anyway.. she’s a real fighter. She’s been in the UK since the 60s having moved from Kenya, where my mom was born. For decades she’s gone about her business, caring for her family, visiting the temple, so on. With no help. So how would you feel if you lose all your strength and can’t do that? How would it make you feel if no matter what you did for independence you always ended up back in that sick bed?
Take time to use what you have while you have it.

Also. It reminds me how important communication is.

Three doctors told me today that the outlook is very very grim. She was out cold all day, until 6pm when she came round, recognised us there.. and tried to tear off the breathing apparatus! Now while we had been waiting, one nurse told me that the last thing to go is the hearing. She recommended I take the chance to say to her any last words I had… now regardless what I actually said the point is this: Think about it, the last thing to go is the hearing.
Communication is vital in any relationship, even when someone you love is dying.

As an aside, I found Psalm 37 in Gujarati on youtube and played that to her while she was unconscious. She’s not a Christian, she’s a Hindu, but she appreciates what the Bible says.

Eventually the rest of the family came. They are definitely a topic for another day…
edit: She just died (00:54 11th March 2009)

March 11, 2009 - 07:11

sb - Wishing you hope x

March 12, 2009 - 09:13

Alba - te mando un abrazo muy grande, pq sé que en momentos como éstos, ninguna palabra es suficiente. xXx

March 16, 2009 - 10:54

Simon Hamp - This is a sad and touching story. I can tell you will miss her. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

April 21, 2009 - 21:07

Lara Parent Photography - What a beautiful woman and tribute to her. My thoughts are with you…

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